If bites have been made along the margins of leaves, a likely suspect is the black vine weevil, which traveled from Europe more than 100 years ago.
The black vine weevil is a member of the weevil family.
Other pests which could be controlled by fungi include the June beetle which attacks garden vegetables and plants and causes lawns to die plus the black vine weevil
The black vine weevil
was likely another Roman import; other vine weevils such as the southern green shield bug and the unpopular harlequin ladybird have all arrived since 2000.
Control of black vine weevil larvae Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in grow bags outdoors with nematodes.
Entomopathogenic nematodes to control black vine weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on strawberry.
For example, Fisher & Bruck (2004) found that larval black vine weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus survival was 23% higher and body weight was 1.
A technique for continuous mass rearing of the black vine weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus.
Nurseries in the Pacific Northwest struggle to control the black vine weevil
and other root-eating insects.
When a black vine weevil
eats a yew leaf, it gets more than food.
Grubs feed on grass roots, causing brown spots in the lawn; black vine weevils
nibble on the leaves of a wide variety of flowering plants and vines, resulting in a notched appearance; and cutworms leave their mark by eating a multitude of vegetation, including radishes, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and bedding plants such as petunias.
Fisher sticks a specially designed microphone in the pots of nursery crops to hear black vine weevils